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Millennial Money: Credit score up? Build credit smarts, too

Jul. 16, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

Well done, America. Credit scores across the nation are going up. On the other hand, knowledge of how credit works is declining. Consumers' grasp of credit is the lowest it's been in eight years, according to an annual survey by credit scoring company VantageScore and the Consumer Federation of America, a...

Hotel closes to investigate possible Legionnaire's outbreak

Jul. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta hotel relocated guests after reports of possible Legionnaire's disease cases connected to the hotel. News outlets report the Sheraton Hotel is voluntarily closing until further notice while the health outbreak is investigated. Legionnaire's disease is a type of pneumonia caused by...

Building collapses in India; 7 dead, several feared trapped

Jul. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A four-story residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least seven people, an official said. Rescuers were searching for several others feared trapped in the rubble. "The building crashed with a heavy sound and we thought...

Donors suspend funds for Poland's Jewish museum

Jul. 16, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Jewish association says some private donors to Poland's renowned Jewish history museum have suspended funding out of concerns about the government's failure to renew the term of its director. A special commission in May approved Dariusz Stola for another five-year term, but Culture...

The Latest: Model rockets launched for Apollo 11 anniversary

Jul. 16, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Thousands of model rockets have been launched in Huntsville, Alabama, 50 years after the Apollo 11 crew blasted off for the moon. Tuesday's launch was done by the U.S. Space and Rocket...

Dutch court needs more time to rule on Crimean treasures

Jul. 16, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An appeals court in Amsterdam said Tuesday it needs more time to rule on the ownership of a valuable trove of historical artefacts loaned to a Dutch museum by four museums in Crimea shortly before the region's annexation by Russia in 2014. The Amsterdam Court of Appeal said in...

Italy's Salvini bows to pressure to respond on Russia report

Jul. 16, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini bowed Tuesday to days of pressure and agreed to respond to questions in Parliament about allegations that an associate sought Russian money for Salvini's pro-Moscow League party. The associate, Gianluca Savoini, is under investigation by Milan prosecutors...

Concrete planters are easy, cheap to make

Jul. 16, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — What's the difference between cement and concrete? In my case, about $9, 55 pounds and a slightly sore back. Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, cement is an ingredient in concrete, which also includes aggregates like sand, gravel or stone. I knew nothing about either...

Gardeners, let's praise the hoe

Jul. 16, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

Hopefully, I've caught you in time, before your weeds have grown lusty. I want you to consider the much maligned hoe. Wait! Don't stop reading. I know hoeing is the activity that (perhaps because they had to do it when they were young) makes too many adults give up gardening altogether. Hoeing was undoubtedly in...

Czech stud farm makes UNESCO's World Heritage list

Jul. 16, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

KLADRUBY NAD LABEM, Czech Republic (AP) — A Czech stud farm founded 440 years ago to breed and train ceremonial horses to serve at the Habsburg emperor's court has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list, acknowledging the significance of a tradition that has survived for centuries. The National stud...